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Nick Turse on a scandal that killed 11,000. Plus: Bob Dreyfuss, Patricia Williams and Frances Fox Piven on the nascent Obama policy agenda.

President-elect Obama speaks with 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft about the need to restore America's moral standing in the world.

Given a severe global economic crisis and the election of Barack Obama, the possibility of a serious discussion about a US exit strategy from the Afghan disaster hovers on the horizon.

The story of the plumber who helped deliver Indiana to Obama.

Obama's "Southern strategy" pays off.

How can a President Obama improve US relations with Russia if some of his closest advisors are unrepentant hawks from the cold war era?

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel on the first 100 days of Obama's presidency and the future of US-Russia relations.

In light of all of the corruption and cronyism that have marked the career of Lawrence Summers, why is Obama considering him for treasury secretary?

Of all the challenges Barack Obama faces, none is more daunting, or more important to our collective future, as energy.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel on Barack Obama's victory and the coming battle for real progressive change.

Blogs

New protocols seek to identify potential whistleblowers and to monitor all contacts with journalists. What happens to the public's right to know?

January 6, 2011

No one, except Rahm Emanuel, did more harm to Obama's relationship with its base than Gibbs.

January 5, 2011

Bill Daley's appointment for White House chief of staff is another indication of Wall Street's sway over the Obama Administration.

January 5, 2011

The herculean effort required to win Senate ratification of a modest arms reduction treaty is a stark reminder of how tough it will be to reach more far-reaching agreements on nuclear weapons in the 112th Congress.

January 3, 2011

Left for dead after the 2010 elections, Barack Obama is now the media's new comeback kid. But let's wait and see what that "comeback" actually entails.

December 21, 2010

 Lincoln didn't start out as the Great Emancipator. If Obama follows his lead, maybe he can still give us real change.

December 20, 2010

Did the press do a fair job covering Obama's tax deal compromise? What does the tax deal really mean for America?

December 20, 2010

The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", a food safety bill, the tax compromise: How has a Congress that took significant hits during the midterm election managed to get so much done?

December 20, 2010

As Washington cheers Obama's tax deal, a former campaign aide goes public with criticism that Obama is marginalizing his supporter network and endangering his re-election.

December 17, 2010

Without a president who will stand up for the ideals he ran on, even as he seeks resolution, the progressive worldview becomes muted, and the conservative worldview validated.

December 15, 2010